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there is a new blow for the libyan rebels as the or finance minister returns empty handed from washington after days of trying to convince the international community to release girl cut off is frozen assets. a meeting between the nato chief the merican president francois shin's asked to draw their real motives are behind their so-called humanitarian intervention and conflict if countries. plus one thousand days left until the twenty fourteen winter olympics officials in russia's resort city of sochi are working round the clock and pulling out all the stops to
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allow competitors against the taters allied. energies close of team heads to the hometown of europe's largest hydroelectric station and finds out how locals are trying to repair decades of damage to the river is the fishing industry of all grab . in the russian capital you're watching r t with me rima joshie welcome to the program the libyan rebels have failed to gain official recognition from the u.s. government's top rebel official was even denied a meeting with iraq obama in washington on friday mahmoud jibril is the first senior member of libya's national transitional council to visit the united states after meeting american officials to brill said the rabbits are having trouble getting washington through these kind of an obvious frozen assets. the
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administration had earlier promised to hand over some of the multi-billion dollar funds to the libyan opposition journalist patrick a rebel allegiance with the west is only alienating its. robert gates he's cautious about understanding who makes up the opposition and for an extent that caution is commendable because this humanitarian intervention by the west in libya wasn't a plan the strategy was a war without any real i mean it was something of the way i don't think through you know any real clear sense of who they're doing it on behalf of who the rebels are and what they want to achieve from it transitional national council of libya now completely orientated from the west through of nato towards america they want to try to get exceptions from obama from western leaders they're not looking towards the libyan people it means that determination doesn't come from the libyan people it comes from this kind of political elites in libya who basically just tried to
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tell us what it wants to hear recognition from the libyan people it can't come from the where it's not just about getting rid of gadhafi it's about bringing about a democratic libya which is very much a process. by the people of libya you can't form libya into a democracy if the solution doesn't come from the west removing gadhafi and i think it would be absolutely dreadful if this bombing does end up killing gadhafi because gadhafi should be removed by libyan hands not by the way. in libya more nato air strikes have reportedly struck the capital tripoli following a defined broadcast from girl khadafi beating in washington rocco baio had anders fogh rasmussen agreed to continue bombing as long as the libyan leader puts up a fight as artie's loyalist to reports the motivation of the u.s. led alliance is under scrutiny. several decades and of course later it's still the question it's top of mind when
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it comes to the world's largest military alliance many people i think today wonder after the end of the cold war why nato lo and behold reality is that nato is busier than ever. set up to counter perceived threats from the soviet union the north atlantic treaty organization has plowed ahead without an enemy after the end of the cold war. some faith that the alliance lost its reason to exist instead what happened in fact and in violation of even the accords and the agreements at the time was nato aggressively expanded. and a larger alliance that once promised peace has instead pledged bombs in troops to afghanistan going on a decade. and in its latest endeavor the largest air strikes into libya despite uniting a new strategic goals back in november libya has launched the allies to discord
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some countries don't want to actually you know shoot ground targets some. air targets which are not. amidst the in-fighting it's unclear what motives are really behind the planes flying in the name of nato over the african country is that the personal aspirations of a leader france was among the first to push for intervention france wants to get in on what i call the imperial condominiums a really kind of quest of the african or is it a showcase in a new arms race military buyers love to have weapons that are tested in war if your weapon system does very well in a war you can count on sales going up in fact the only two planes now in contention for a ten billion dollar order of one hundred twenty six planes from india are the euro fighter typhoon and the french repel the very ones french and british allies have been flying over there. is it the opportunity to oust the gadhafi regime it is u.s.
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policy that gadhafi needs to go and prop up one more favorable to us foreign policy interests try to. remind them that cater. to them and that's exactly what's happening of course describe it. in a region a so-called humanitarian intervention that critics argue. was never warranted but which now may be causing a humanitarian crisis we didn't stop a bloodbath but we are prolonging and perpetuating the suffering of civilians in libya suffering that is now washing up on the shores of nato allies by the boatload of refugees though the united states has seemingly stepped back from libya he was the number one contributor to nato and therefore many would see the u.s. really as being nato now this comes at a time when the conflict in libya on the ground more and more people are calling a stalemate and amid the allied infighting as well as rising costs in every sense
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that fame question people have been asking for decades comes to mind after the end of the. nato lauren lyster r.t. washington d.c. the libyan government claims a nato air strike has killed eleven muslim clerics in the city of a bragger the alliance says a bombed a facility being used to coordinate attacks on civilians and saying nato activists very cross of the alliance's intimidating the entire world with its levy and campaign. workers. google the story for us and we will be. serving your response your presumably. as we go we bomb will be broken. and they won't stop until they switch from the other nations around the world to receive supersede the. british in the united states britain france germany or sweden. or work ones with. the phone so
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. this is what you are through with this is working for you if you don't play ball with. your political terms this is a dangerous organization in the world. needs to go a certain strong response we're going around the united nations and. it's in georgia some of the world. in syria security forces opened fire on thousands of protesters killing at least six people on friday soldiers drives of head off demonstrations by occupying mosques and blocking public squares according to eyewitness accounts and while international pressure is mounting on the syrian authorities over the brutal crackdowns united states has warned syria that it would pursue additional steps to hold the country responsible for its gross human rights abuses along with the e.u. the west has already imposed sanctions against the country of washington also examining whether president bashar al asad eleven year old rule is legal he will
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rise roups say as many as eight hundred fifty people have been killed since the start of the revolt against assad's regime. we were going to live from moscow you always get all the latest information of everything that's happening in north africa and the middle east on our facebook and twitter pages there you'll find more on our developing stories as well as photos videos and polls so make sure you take a look next on your own line. with only
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a thousand days to go preparations for the winter olympics in sochi are well underway was most of the construction and were against final stages sidelobe said to be crossing the finish line right on time the russian riviere is basking in the developments of the country's most anticipated sporting event has brought with it blonsky is in the region following the action. a miracle in the making construction the city's bolshoi ice well this is entering its final stage less than two years to record this giant structure like most of the venues here in sochi it's being built on schedule. all the facilities here except maybe for the main olympic stadium well have to be completed by twenty to wealth so that they can be used during test competitions just not enough. with the best of construction effort was launched in two thousand and seven and sochi won't deal with big bid deal with three construction sites no consumable didn't have the region's samantha supplies
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over three hundred fifty thousand tons more than a did have thousand workers take part in the project three hundred of them are foreigners but then use the site stadiums and ice rings include fruits tunnels bridges together would you schools and hospitals they leave a lasting legacy of this tropical black sea resort so there's great excitement high hopes southern russian city resting on the big event but i bet you can see the preparations you will there linville the streets are clean are being filled more tourists will cause the olympics will bring festive mood into town yeah. i think the medals will be i was and was this team will be formed better at home a butt out. a killer pair pair snow leopard have been recently picked as the olympic mascots less than three years joy this dream team will greet the athletes and visitors of the two calls of the chiefs sochi winter games. one of the greatest sporting spectacles on the planet is just one thousand days away but if you thought
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your one big vision is going to be as grand as rush imagines every minute down to earth completing the mammoth construction effort on time and in budget there's more security sochi. also the town the sour here in our team the mighty volga join our team as we take you on a journey along the longest river in europe that's been the bad belt of the russian economy and an inspiration for its culture of. mumbai's probably best known as the birthplace of lot of india's greatest exports bollywood and like many other countries more cosmopolitan cities it's undergoing constant change thanks to an economic boom but for the millions living there only one issue dominates their daily lives clean water are these british leaders saw just how hard life in mumbai can be. by india the financial center for one of the fastest growing economies in the world. and the heart of india's beloved bollywood film industry
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but beyond the glitz and glam there's another story playing out on the streets of india's most populous city. i.v. cup at six am and walk to a village that is one in hard to get a new book it's often been warped oh. this is shine i'm on a cuppa she's twelve years old and her life in mumbai literally revolves around finding water basically i don't go to school because i have to work at home and my mormon dad work as new clothes and they have to go out so i have to still bag and walk at home from morning to evening in this slum it's actually more common to see a satellite dish bringing these people cable t.v. than it is to see a working tap to bring them water one point two million people in mumbai live in an authorised slums and are entitled to government services like a lot or even after walking hours to get to a taft the water only runs at specific times for sometimes as little as ten minutes
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. while the people in the got by his community have managed to find a broken pipe in a gutter not far from their homes many indians are spending up to ten percent of their salaries to buy usable water water access isn't just a problem that affects people living in the slums actually thirty five percent of households in mumbai receive less than the desired hundred liters of water per person per day and many of those people live in middle class communities and. the lawn is in them by housewife despite living in a more modern apartment so wants to has to schedule her day around when she can get water or let up on if it worked out by that that we get water at four am for one and a half since we just get it for just one and a ha far we have to wake up early and get all our work done so want us to fill the tank on. her roof during the time the city gives her access to water and if she needs more than the chunk of water she's able to fill she's out of luck water is an
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issue that seems the best average one year and five at there is a one man has managed to escape the problem is david mackay somebody and it's worth twenty seven billion us dollars and if it house there are hydroponic hanging gardens swimming pool water and he reportedly uses five hundred thousand years of water every month it's something that interests me here well most are used to seeing the great contrast between rich and poor on a daily basis they believe that it's access and waste that is unfair so how do you have come to give an intimate on demand what are collected from. if there is a shortage of filling to give them what became of this one protested and for those who have no choice but to plan their day around water retrieval it's a painful reminder that even when it comes to basic necessities the wealthy elite still has the advantage. but i love that i feel that in our homes began to want to
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for only one and a half minutes they have enough work to even wastage a constant battle to meet their dealing needs preassure either archie mumbai india . also say look at some of the stories from around the world and for people have reportedly been killed and eighteen injured after security troops opened fire on protesters in yemen the shooting happened in the town of cells in the capital as thousands attended the funeral of another administrator killed on thursday people crossing and demanding an and to the twenty year rule of president saleh however as a leader remains defiant will use all necessary means to the fans his position. its interim ruling military council has vowed to use all means to crack down a lot of cold deviant groups threaten stability and security meanwhile the wives of president hosni mubarak has been detained for a fair. in cairo pending further investigations into corruption allegations it comes after the couple were questioned on charges of profiteering and
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a former president is also accused of ordering debts and to protest. europe is getting ready for the final of the revision song causes this year's one hundred twenty million fans are expected to tune into the show with twenty five are just ready to fight it out for a vote according to bookmakers germany france and ireland are of on the favorites russia's hopes are pinned on a lifesaver of you off was expecting to repeat the success of do you have the line the winner of two thousand. at the u.k.'s coalition government was dealt a bitter blow after the country said no to a new voting system this comes on top of the minority partner a liberal democrat party suffering having losses in recent u.k. local elections however it is a cause means that to a better things that's the conservatives are using the lib dems as a scapegoat for the coalition's mistakes. as you can see from the results of last
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week's elections in the referendum the liberal democrats party suffered dramatically while the conservative states afloat that managed to do so by using the downs as a scapegoat and only coalitions mistakes it becomes more and more fierce that's when the liberal democrat party decided to join the coalition. it was the beginning of the painful and slow death of the party and i don't mean there is anything wrong with coalition governments they work fine in many countries around the world the difference in u.k. is that coalition government here is associated with the economic crisis that goes together with painful cuts. on a wider scale its first year of college in government will be remembered in the world by you case involvement in the conflict and leave. this decision had
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overwhelming support in parliament but nor among the british people to move the next general election four years off there is still time to prove that the government can work our the u.s. debt ceiling already at a staggering level americans are alas unhappy about proposals to raise it and while congress struggled to reach a compromise our own president in the big apple or harvest looked for a solution obvious streets of new york. if the us jobs borrowing money it could negatively affects the whole world economy if it continues to borrow money it could accumulate a burden to having to carry so as the us past approaches the debt ceiling of over fourteen trillion dollars that congress just put into place in two thousand and ten should it consider raising that that feeling even more this week let's talk about
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that do you think they should raise the debt limit again i'm not sure they shoot but they will because they really have to exclude how do we get to a place where we have to keep doing it. because. to middle income to expend if you have to cut out national parks if you have to cut out saving the turtle or if you have this is a cut out some teachers drop maybe three percent here three percent or three were ever were just small percent off of everything have to cut everyone has to give up something would you be willing to give up two more percent of your salary no tax no tax raises at all you'd be willing to pay more in taxes yeah a little bit i think patriotic i do too what's with that and people you know say that they're so patriotic and that they're american and they stand for america and they're not willing to pay more taxes for the country and i think the only political system that's kind of relevant to christianity is socialism and i don't think jesus would be very happy with us not sharing it's a shame with what's happening middle america has disappeared and be happening do
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you think middle america is aware of the corporate america it seems like people don't even realize how intertwined they are you know i would agree with you i think little miracles are such good services nobody wants to make any they want to be rabble rousers you know they want to be included in the whole process but when you see people from making any three million dollars or seventy million or whatever or a.b.c. making forty five minute i mean what happens of the need five doing with their money back you know and they hire people to keep people working there what i would think would have much more value for everybody the world economies and so. situation you know you look at what's happening with trying to. you know the economic situation for the time being a pretty bad they're. going to regroup the whole system just me for a day whether or not you think the u.s. should raise the debt ceiling the bottom line is given the fact that we've done it seventy four times since nine hundred sixty two i think if they just say that it's going to be great again very spare.
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time now for some traveling but you don't have to pack your bags just join our coast team as we show you a bit more of what life in russia is like. well today we are in of all the rav regions some one thousand kilometers southeast of moscow the region is divided by the mighty volga river that's the longest and you are a river has long been a bad bone of the russian economy added inspiration for its culture of the spy providing so much human activity is also causing some damage and still mark investigate whether the great river is being harnessed or moved. the mighty volga it runs deep ocean so it is providing inspiration for songs and
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poems and is the country's name north south on three and decades ago human ingenuity connected to the dawn to the west. straits the centuries people dreamt of connecting the two rivers now this canal essentially joins distant seas together. the vote the dawn canal is an engineering marvel within a day a vessel can pass the canals thirty blocks ten million tons of shipping does so every year. another concrete giant is this finished fifty years ago it's the biggest hydroelectric plant in europe it powers the local city of volgograd and sends lots more electricity to moscow the hydroelectric plant behind me is a potent example of how much the volga can provide but harnessing the revel like this isn't without cost. fishermen have been watching fish stocks for years they see the slow damage the downing of the river has done especially to russia's price
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sturgeon the source of caviar the president of the hydroelectric plant has done significant damage because it stopped fish swimming up the river to the spawning grounds they turned back and start swimming downstream and now we don't know where they are. within a year all of these houses will go forward into the river. depending on how many of the hydro electric plants turbines are on the water level can change suddenly and dramatically too suddenly for the banks to absorb it plays havoc with the canal to . so that's little and only three ships you have enough wool to fall last year the water level dropped because it was hard to electric current and it caused big problems you could only look through smaller ships offloaded ones. control of the roof of the plant has made building codes for a more attractive serious floods and less likely that the water that is put into
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the drains is taken away from the fish lead it. when people started building on the flood plain the places where the fish pond don't flood anymore most of the spawning grounds are now gone now at last the voice of the voters of color gee might stop being good after fifty years of damage to plant make changes regime to release water for the river spend it not just move them but that's a first time in four years the reason containable pointed out of there is that in the river we still have a chance to bring the boulder belt to life meaning when my two year old is treated with the respect he deserves and don't want to. remember as much more as he dot com our website there's plenty for you to explore including in death news coverage analysis and walks on russia's course moscow and saying that is worth the hockey world championship and twenty sixteen. and if you feel like staying up all night
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some night galleries and museums are preparing to welcome to balance the lives of guests moscow culture satirist open up for free part of night at the museum get the details at our t.v. dot com. i'll be back with a recap our top stories shortly so to stay. a
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cluster mission. and inside the container you have a small ball and you can have anywhere from dozens up to hundreds of there's a huge market right now for battle area clearance because there are a lot of countries in the world that are contaminated by unexploded ordinance. but you've got these companies and n.g.o.s that have basically sprung up that have an expertise to get rid of these weapons what they do is they go to these places they will hire local train the locals how to do the clearance they'll let the locals basically take ownership because you know they have a vested interest in clearing their homes and they're putting themselves at risk
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every single that they go out there to clear areas where. they take a. big. rock. he says. six. repairing a broken ancient. highway construction and humanitarian aid. buses
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shady officials pockets the spoils of war it's the people who pay the price. profiteering here is no longer just down to drug trafficking. afghanistan on the dollar.

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